Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A medial line, especially the medial line or plane of the body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The medial line (or plane) of the body, which divides the body into halves that are mirror-images of each other.
  • n. The level of the top of the x-height of a typeface.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the median plane of the body (or some part of the body)

Etymologies

mid- +‎ line (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So the midline should be a couple of inches above the eye position of an average adult sitting on that couch.

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  • The Chinese air force flies up to five sorties a day up to the "midline" of the Taiwan Strait, creating a strain on Taiwan's air defense posture, made more burdensome by the increasing number of nearly-impossible-to-evade, long-range Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missiles.

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  • Your child's incision will extend from the far right to just across the midline of the belly, in a curved line above the navel (along the underside of the rib cage).

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  • And Elise Gulan reminds all women that you need to see your doc before you start a real fitness plan of any kind, and one of the things she should check for is diastasis recti stretching of the midline of the ab muscles.

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  • Sohothin punched through the rotting chest of another undead, roasting its heart, then slashed down the midline of a third.

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  • According to the results of an online survey featuring 258 mainly Scottish women with a mean age of 27 years, having a prominent tubercle -- the spot just at the midline of the upper lip -- means a woman has a greater chance of ever having had a vaginal orgasm from sex.

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  • Still, the two retailers could hardly be more different, with Sears focused on midline basics of appliances and clothes while Brookstone showcases quirky gadgets and unusual tools and toys.

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  • On a positive note, as I see it, the market continues to offer chances for smaller shops to win hotly contested midline ($75k-$150k) assignments.

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  • I don't know how widely known this is, but from those who move in BDSM circles, I have learned the trick that, if your partner is having problems controlling his reaction to pain, light stroking or tickling, particularly along the midline of the body, helps a lot.

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  • This separation can be felt as you do a partial crunch, lifting your head and shoulders while you palpate the midline of your abs.

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